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VOL. V. No, 13 State Teachers College, Fitchburg, Mass. 

Friday, February 2, 1940 

Carnival Successful 

inishing Touches on Juniors 1 Winning Image 


Sirkka Waris and Walter Pierce with first prize snow sculpture 


Fitchburg Varsity and Jayvee 
basketball teams play the State 
Teachers College of Conn, at 
New Britain tonight. The boys 
left about 12:30 o'clock this noon 
and expect to be at New Britain 
about 5 o'clock this afternoon. 

The team has a difficult game 
on its hands, for New Britain has 
an exceptionally good team. 
They have yet to be defeated 
in the conference. It w ; ll no 
doub+ be a g^od grme bs shown 
from the past record of games 
in this series. 


Dancing amid a "Storm o: 
Color" in an elaborate ice cavern 
a large number of faculty, 
alumni, and students acclaimed 
the Class of '43's dance presen- 
tation last Friday evening a great 
success. A crystal ball of some 
12,000 minute mirrors high above 
the dance floor produced a pro- 
fusion of colored lights which 
flitted over the icicles, throne, 
orchestra, and the dancers. 

King Ray Lowe and Queen 
Dorothy Sears were crowned on 

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When nature failed to provide 
snow for the annual Winter Car- 
nival held last week-end, F. T. C. 
unwilling to accept nature's deal, 
went out to get it. The result was 
that everything connected with 
the carnival went off as sched- 
uled, except for skiing and slid- 
ing events. 

With the truckloads of snow 
dumped on the campus,the clas- 
ses constructed their snow 
images in competition for the two 
awards. The juniors, whose 
figure is pictured, came out on 
top with their dog and shoe. 
Second prize went to the soph- 
omores for a huge white shoe 
with brown trimmings. 

Honorable mention was given 
to the freshman class for its 
image of a cat intent on a mouse. 
The seniors were out of the run- 
ning, although their bust of 

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In the first poll of student 
opinion conducted by Sullivan, 
Lalli, and Kirby last week on the 
question, "Who do you think will 
be the next President of the 
United States?" the resulting 
vote was as follows: 

Dewey 73 

Roosevelt 77 

McNutt 15 

Taft 10 

There were a few scattered 

votes for some other candidates. 

By classes, the Seniors and 

Sophomores were in favor of 

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Page Two 


Friday. February 3, 1940 

J-lie- <~>tcck 

I'rirtod Weekly by the Students in the College Print Shop. 

Editor-in-Ch'ei Emily Yauga 

Associate Editor Rowe Nevin 

Professional Editor Richard Finn 

Exchange Editor John Hoy© 

News Editor Thomas Passios 

Sports Editors Florence Hazel and Tony Tasca 
Feature Editor Roger Holt 

Supplement Editor Helen Gibson 

Feature Reporters: Helene Hill and Stuart Clemmer. 

News Reporters: William Groves, Milo Galbraith, Frank Romano, 

Wallace Cunningham, Rita O'Mealey, Tauno Tamminen, Donald 
Davis, John Gemma, Herbert Downs, Lester Aldrich, James Amsler, 

Richard Finn, and Thomas Moran. 

Secretary Charlene Wariger 

Shop Foreman Roger Pause 

Advisor Belle Nixon 

Sponsor C. W. Hague 

Editorial — 

After a performance it is not uncommon to hear 
people comment ng not on]y on the performer but 
alio on the audience. Now the group as a whole 
may bo blissfully unaware of the fact, but never- 
theless, by strangers or even individual members, 
they are being rited fully as severely as the per- 
formers; and in like manner, good, bad. or in- 
different. Quite often the audience, during an 
expanse of time, finds the struggle with " good 
manners just too much to cope with and succumbs 
to being just plain rude. 

Yes, you've guessed it — we have this trouble at 
our assemblies. And don't blame the radiators! 
Rather, they should be an incentive to be un- 
usually quiet; for — never let it be said that we, 
of all people, had lowered our dignity to the place 
where we are competing with radiators. And, ser- 
iously, never let it be said that we were an un- 
appreciative audience, lacking intelligence enough 
to understand that the assemblies we all attend 
are planned in order that we may have a more 
rounded intellect and that society may find more 
interesting personalities. , 

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When a farmer wants to sell you a cow he asks 
you what nationality you'd like — Holstein or 

We go to bed so late that if we went any later 
we'd meet ourselves petting up in the morning. 

The fellows are so fast that their speedometers 
register ninety when parking. 

Ihe winters are so cold that the mercury 
freezes in the thermometers. 

The people sleep with their windows wide 
open — they put the bottoms all the way up and 
tne tops all the way down. 

When you come to visit, they ask "How'd you 
come down? — Walk up?" 

The people don't need alarm clocks to wake 
them up — they just eat two yeastcakes every 
day so they'll be sure to rise in the morning. 


Save your breath if your boy-friend's dull — it 
takes more than air to fix a fiat tire. 

"I'm sorry, dear, but there's no bread." 
He 1 : husband hardly heard her. 
" T -Mc;t hri-nc- ?ne buttered toist instead." 
She's being tried for murder. 


I'll take the legs from any table 

I'll take the arms from any chair 

From the davenport I will take the body 

And from the pillow I will take some hair. 

And I'll put them all together 

And then when I get through 

I'll get more action from the darn contraption 

Than I ever got from you. 

J. P. McCormack. 

Why do a burglar and a man with a wig go 

Because one has false keys and the other has 
false locks. 

Wife (in letter home) — I have a fine room here 
with running water. 

Husband . answer — Leave that Indian and come 
home at once. 

And now to end up with one from The Fog Horn: 
We wonder if mother Hitler ever realized at 
the time of Adolph's birth that she had created 
such a fuehrer? 



Friday, February 3, 1940 


Page Three 


Fitchburg lost to Farmington 
in a thrilling basketball game 
last Saturday night at the B. F. 
Brown Gymnasium, by a score 
of 45 to 42. 

The first half was slow and not 
exciting except for the beautiful 
shots made by the Farmington 
marksmen. At least every man 
on the visitmg team made one 
long shot at the basket. 

In the second half Fitchburg 

got going. The team clicked and 
then trailed Farmington by 4 
points near the end of the half. 
With two minutes and a half to 
ptey, Fi^hburg -fried desneratelv 
to get those 4 points. They made 
one basket and trailed, with only 
one basket to make to tie the 
game. The time was too short, 
however, and the gun signaled 
the end of the game. 

Bill Konsavage was the high 
scorer in the game with 13 
points to his credit. Sharpshooter 
Cunningham for Farmington was 
next highest with 11 points. 


Our Students Say . . . 

To the Editor of the Stick: 

Last Monday, Jan. 22, 1940, 
our Business Manager, Thomas 
Aykroyd, went to one of your 

sports reporters and asked him if 
he would place in our school 
paper an article concerning the 
newly formed Ice Hockey Team. 
He said that without doubt the 
article would be issued in the 
next edition. With today's ed- 
ition of The Stick before me, I 
fail to see it. We are not a col- 
lection of publicity hounds, but 
we would like to let the student 
body know of the battle we are 
having to have Ice Hockey put in 
the College as a recognized sport. 
Each day, a group of ten to 
twelve enthusiastic students re- 
port to practice and devote their 
time to help start an Ice Hockey 

Yes! There are only 4 pages! 
The other 2 pages are Ground- 
Hogging today — they saw their 
shadows and have hibernated — 
until further notice. 


There have been many inquir- 
ies lately about the personnel and 
duties of the library committee. 
We are publishing this infor- 
mation, therefore, that the stu- 
dents may know whom to ap- 
proach on questions concerning 
the library and its use, and what 

the committee is empowered 
to do. 

The library committee is com- 
posed of Miss Hassell, the li- 
brarian. Mr Harrington, faculty 
adviser, Phyllis Batterson, senior 
representative, Edwin Frye, jun- 
ior representative, Kenneth 
Sweeney, sophomore represent- 
ative, and the Cultural Com- 
mittee of the Council made up of 
William Roberts, Dorothy Dahl- 
quist, and Claire Andrews. 

Their duties are to see that 
the library regulations are car- 
ried out and to discuss and find 
a remedy for any problems that 
may arise in connection with the 

team which will represent our 
school. I honestly think that if 
the students were told of our 
efforts Ice Hockey would meet 
with great success here at State 
Teachers College. 

Why not print a deserving ar- 
ticle about us in our school 

A member of the team. 

City Steam Laundnj), Inc 

170 Nortti Street 

Tel. 166 Fitckburg, Mass. 


Emily Yauga, editor of The 
Stick, will attend a meeting of 
the Censorship Committee of the 
A s s o c i a tion of Massachusetts 
State Teachers Colleges Publica- 
tions tomorrow morning at the 
Department of Education build- 
ing in Boston as the representa- 
tive from Fitchburg Teachers 
College. Herbert Downs, last 
president of the Association, will 
also attend the meeting. 

As a result of the censorship 
question brought up at the last 
meeting of the M. S. T. C. P. A. 
held in Fitchburg on November 
16, thle staffs followed a sugges- 
tion made by Dr. Charles M. 
Herlihy to elect representatives 
to meet and consider suggestions 
for censorship — to define what 
ought to be the criteria for cen- 
sorship of these publications. 

John Doyle will represent 
Hyannis; Miss Jane Preston, 
Salem; Miss Marion Brigham, 
Frarringham; and Mi^s Mary 
Larkin, Bridgewater. Dave Le- 
venson, president of the M.S.T. 
C.P.A., and Miss Marguerite 
Hallisey, secretary, both of 
Brides water, will also attend 
the conference. 


Due to the fact that F. T. C.'s 
own Winter Carnival gained such 
wide attention and was a huge 
success despite a shortage of 
snow, we have been asked to 
enter the Ice Carnival at Coggs- 
hall February 11, in the snow 
image contest. We will compete 
with at least three other schools. 
Frances Merritt, chairman, has 
chosen thus far a committee of 
five who will represent the school 
in the contest. The members 
are: Dorothv Dahlquist, Walter 
Pierce, Lester AkMch, Faith 
AtHnson and Edna Ch^rrier. 

Any suggestions from the stu- 
dent body for an image will be 
greatly appreciated. 

Pa*e Four 


Friday, February 2, 1940 


The newly formed ice hockey 
team made its initial appearance 
last Saturday afternoon against 
Cushing Academy. The Fitch- 
burg boys were very good in 
spite of the little practice they 
have had. 

Against Cushing Academy, 
Fitchburg scored 5 goals to 
Curling's 1. English, Davis, Mc- 
Cffrey each scored one goal, 
and Pearson made two. Yankee 
made many beautiful and diffi- 
cult saves at the goal, holding 
the fast Cushing six to one goal. 

Student Poll 

. ir. . .-.<< / jr. m J'ajr One — 

Dewey whereas the large vote 
for Rooievelt came mainly from 
the Juniors. The Freshmen were 
very evenly divided betwen the 

two main opponents. 

The poll this week concerns 
the opinion of the students as to 
what picture, actor end actress 
should receive the Academy 
Awards for 1939. 

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Winter Carnival 

—Continued from Pave One — 

Washington attracted much at- 
t ,w 'ni. 

Friday afternoon the program 
consisted of ice skating at St. 
Joseph's Rink. Although many 
aV.vlants were unable to be 
there because of various duties, 
the goodly number who did go 
thoroughly enjoy e.d themlselves 
rnd were well entertained by the 
really fine exhibition skating of 
well-known artists. 

Saturday afternoon the newly- 
organized hockey team gained a 
brilliant victory over the team 
of Pushing Academy, 5-1. To 
trke the place of the snow battle, 
which was somewhat impossible 
without snow, the sports dance 
began earlier than orginally plan- 
ned. This sports dance, to the 
tunes of Dick Kelliher's orches- 
tra, continued through the Buffet 
Lun^h in Palmer Hall. 

After the dance, practically the 
entire student body and faculty 
went down to B. F. Brown gym- 
nasium for a basketball game 
with Farmington Normal, the 

We solicit your pat r onage 

The College Spa 

Freshmen Dance 

-Continued frc.m Page One — 

a golden throne flocked by at- 
I *endahis as p. climax to the Grand 
l March. In their honor several 
selected songs and a reading were 
2'ven followed by the class sing- 
ing its catching and spiritr-d song 
written by Yolanda Br mante 
• nd Jane Lane. The chosen blue 
~nd white was plainly visible in 
the two banners. 

Special credit for the dance is 
due General Chairman Nelson 
Wood who worked unceasingly in 
assurirg the fence's success and 
to Edna C h a r r i e r. who had 
^h^rge of the decorations. 

The sparkling decorations pre- 
vailed everywhere — converting 
+ he lobby, stairways,' and library 
mto the aooropriate wintry at- 
mosrhere. Eskimo Pies for re- 
freshments cooled the dancers 
during intermission. 

Ben 'Ritter, new to F. T. C. 
proved that one need not look 
outside of Fitchburg to secure 
good dance music. 

The efforts of all those respon- 
sible for the dance's success are 
thoroughly appreciated. 

final event on the program. The 
| complete story of this game will 
I be found elsewhere in the paper. 

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Next d^^r to t'ie College Spa 

Notice to Libraryites: 

"Park ail unnecessary noises 

(P. S. No noise is necessary!)" 

Anne S. has made a resolution 
not to get into Campus Chatter 
'his vear or any other year! 
How're you coming, Anne?':?? 

First it was "scrouging" then 
"mousing" but now its "skunk- 
ing", so says Ray L! He ought 
to know!!! 

At Fitchburg's $100,000 fire- 
Fran Mc: Try blowing on it!!! 

Was Les's face red the other 
day! He claims he doesn't talk 
behind people's backs — well, he 
didn't — she was standing righ,t 
there, wasn't she, Jean??? 

Chet says he doesn't care cne 
"teena" bit about girls anymore. 

Penny hears: ~ H^^ ®f * ** 

'I'nat our sick list now contains 
Jesse James with appendicitis; 
Priscilla Leighton with appendi- 
citis; Kenneth Lowe with infect- 
ed tonsils; Joan Buckley with a 
broken ankle; Dick Santos with 
a spinal injury; and Virginia 
Sullivan with her cracked rib. 

that Mary Owens is still losing 

that supporters are still talking 
about the Bridgewater game 

that Fitchburg lost to the ref- 

that nothing has been heard 
of the Gav-Hawk presentation 

that the frosh dance revealed 
the usual number of freshmen- 
senior tie-ups 

that the boys and girls want 
visiting hours for the infirmary 

that there's complaining of 
studies interfering with extra- 
curricular activities 

that Les Aldrich is the new 
treasurer for the Art Club 

that the trainers are all doing 

thpf Mary Lewis is taking up